Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I Guess The Rumors Were Wrong

I Guess I'm on Welfare Then

Paul taking heat on Medicare payments - Yahoo! News

Rand Paul is getting grief from his opponent because his medical practice (he's an optometrist) gets federal money from Medicaid and Medicare for treating patients.

Nice try, Douchebag but no dice. The man provides a service and gets paid for it. If he rejected Medicare and Medicaid patients you'd be screaming that he hates the poor and the geezers.

Él Es Un Saco De Mentira De Mierda

Crist shifts view on Cuban travel restrictions - St. Petersburg Times

Charlie yesterday: Viva Cuba Libre!
Charlie today: Viva El Comandente!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Brits Do It Better

No, not soccer.  Apparently, we're evenly matched at that.  I'm referring to BBC America's promos for their showings of Star Trek: The Next Generation.  They're a damn sight better than anything I've ever seen on American telly.

Or What?

Coast Guard to BP: Speed it up, stop the spill | al.com

The Coast Guard has sent a sternly worded missive to the good folks at BP. Have a plan to clean up the spill by the time Barry arrives on the Gulf Coast on Monday.

That will show them. Of course, if it were that easy one wishes that the Coast Guard had sent that letter... Oh... 50 days ago or so. Things would have been so much easier.

We are not big fans of the open letter around here. Except of course when we do them in which case they are entirely appropriate. In general, however, an open letter has almost nothing to do with communicating with the letter's putative recipient but a great deal to do with showing the world whatever it is you want to show them.

In this case, it's nothing more than the tough guy rhetoric that has been Barry's method of dealing with this situation from the beginning. Well, not from the beginning... At the beginning he was too busy doing... Um... Something... Not totally sure what... Anyway, when he finally got around to paying attention to it, that's been his method.

How's that working out for you, Barry? Or, more importantly, how's it working for the Gulf coast?

Barry, why do you hate pelicans?

I'm All Man... Never Doubt That

But the last three minutes of the movie Chances Are always gets me a little misty.

And, while we're at it... Neither Cybill Shepherd nor Ryan O'Neal have aged particularly well but they both look radiant at the end of that movie.

Okay. Back to belching and scratching myself.

An Open Letter to Gregory Iseman, DC

Running your commercial 400 times during weekend Today does not make me more likely to seek your services. It makes me loath you.

Your commercial... Let's be blunt... Sucks. Repetition does not make it better.

Something to think about.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Maybe I Need to Rethink This

NYC mayor: Don't rush to blame BP for oil spill - Yahoo! News

If Mikey Bloomberg and I are on the same side then maybe I need to reevaluate.

Sorry Charlie

Crist Vetoes Bill Requiring Ultrasound Before Abortion - Politics News Story - WPLG Miami

No comma there. It isn't an apology, it's a description.

The worst part of this isn't that he vetoed the bill. The worst part is that 3 months ago he would have signed it and trumpeted his pro-life credentials.

I could respect a man who vetoed it because he felt it was an infringement on the rights of women. I could respect a man who signed it. What I can't stomach is a worm.

Sorry Charlie.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Glenn Beck Takes Crazy to the Next Level

---A few days ago Glenn made a big deal about how this is a Kipling poem and he's not nuts and blah blah blah. For the record, I knew it was a poem. I didn't recognize it as being Kipling, but whatever. I actually like the poem and I like Kipling in general. Go look up "The Quest." Anyhoo... That's really not the point. The trailer is insane. I'm sorry, it just is. The lines from the poem taken out of context, the crazy graphics, the voiceover. Insane.

The Question of the Night

Buggie Vegas???

I Want My $1.29 Back, Barry

US to unveil Palestinian aid package: Obama

$400 million for the Palestinians. Yeah, that will show them whose side we're on.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Prepare for Cattiness

If the Washington Post can pick on Uncle Dick for keeping warm then I think the gloves are off. Is there any reason why FLOTUS constantly dresses like a clown? Combine that with the teeth/jaw that make her look like she's holding a pool ball in her mouth and that is just not an attractive woman. Sorry. Thanks for playing.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

I Always Knew I Liked Gene Simmons

Only the Trees to Hug Now

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - TRENDING: Al and Tipper Gore decide to separate � - Blogs from CNN.com

We're not serious around here often but we're going to be just for a second.

I think it's terribly sad to see a 40 year marriage break up. I have no idea as to the cause. The suspicion when it involves the famous is always adultery but that has been denied and I see no reason to question that.

As I said, I have no idea as to the cause. However, speaking generally, I will say this... It is always a bad idea when you allow anything... Any cause... Even a good cause... To become more important than your marriage. Plenty of marriages among clergy have fallen apart for this very reason.